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Review: Photobox Canvas

November 19, 2011

Initial thoughts: When I was contacted by Photobox asking if I would like to review a canvas I immediately thought it would be a nice idea to get a picture of Kate and Piran as a Christmas present for my inlaws. I was trying to get the perfect picture (it is impossible to get a picture of the two of them looking at the camera and vaguely normal) but hadn’t found the right one yet. Then I had a sudden flash of inspiration and decided instead to make something special to decorate the smallest room in my house which is dull and not pretty enough. So I made this collage on Instagram pictures from the last six months.

I liked: I was so nervous when this arrived it took me a few hours to pluck up courage to open it. However once I did I was totally and utterly in love. The picture is fabulous and the print quality is brilliant. The canvas was well packaged and I thought delivery was quick (I ordered Thursday night, I received Tuesday first thing). It was very easy to upload the picture and create the canvas and the website tells you whether the picture quality is adequate.

I didn’t like: My only issue was when the canvas was delivered the extra polystyrene padding for the corners had made a dent on each corner of the canvas. However a few taps to stretch the canvas on the frame and being left overnight seems to have done the trick.

Overall: Canvas prints are not cheap but I do think that they make lovely presents. This one is 40.6cm x 40.6cm and costs £41.99. However Photobox always have good offers on and they now also do a new Lite Canvas which have a thinner frame and are cheaper.

Here is my canvas. What do you think? I can spend hours pouring over all the pictures and talking about all the memories.

Further information: Check out Photobox’s website for loads of gift ideas. Great for Christmas presents. Personally I want one of these iPhone 4 covers but I am really going to have to think hard about which photo to use.

Disclosure: I received a credit into my Photobox account to cover most of the cost of this canvas for the purpose of this review.

{If anyone is interested all the pictures were taken on my iPhone and edited and posted in Instagram. I then made a collage of 81 pictures in Picasa and saved it as a jpeg. This is what I uploaded and created my canvas from.}

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  • Reply The Dandelion Clock November 20, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Wow, that look fantastic! What a great idea. I like canvas prints but this looks brilliant.

    • Reply Kelly_A place of my own November 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      I love that it’s something a little different. We have a canvas of Kate but the added benefit if this is that it includes so many of our friends and family.

  • Reply Midlife Singlemum November 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Great idea and as one who hates reading matter in the loo, nice of you to give your guests something interseting to look at.

    • Reply Kelly_A place of my own November 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      My husband thinks we should put it somewhere else but I’m adamant. The toilet is so dull!

  • Reply Laura Chora November 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    That looks great. I might try this too!

    • Reply Kelly_A place of my own November 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      It’s hard to do it justice on here. It’s really rather brilliant, and every time I look at it I notice something different.

  • Reply Somethingblue_2 November 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    What a great idea, I think it’s the perfect thing to do with all of your Instagram pictures. And I think the toilet is the perfect place for it to go – what else are you going to look at?! xx

    • Reply Kelly_A place of my own November 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      Exactly, great to pass the time.

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  • Reply Jemina November 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    beautiful 😀

  • Reply Rami February 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I started designing and printing photo collages about a year ago and then I opened my online store and quit my job. Have a look if you want something similar, I can honestly say my product is of a far superior quality but a bit more expensive. Totally worth it though 😉 I hope you don’t mind me mentioning this on your blog, I just need to spread the word.

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